Washington—A cluster of efforts against tuberculosis (TB) had experts at the Fourth World Congress on Tuberculosis sounding optimistic about a disease that still claims 2 million lives each year. The expansion of prevention and control campaigns in China and India, a renewed drive toward an adult vaccine, and the infusion of several hundred million dollars into research and treatment have the world poised for "rapid advances," said Philip Hopewell, MD, a TB researcher at the University of San Francisco School of Medicine.
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